We spent an excellent 11 days at this hotel during June/July this year. We found it via Tripadvisor as none of the UK tour operators have this hotel on their books (this is a good thing!). Sophia, the manager, was very helpful when booking and was a lovely host. Lots of Germans and Dutch, all good fun during world cup!
Negatives first - the hotel is at the top of a steep lane and would not suit kids and the elderly. You need a car or moped. Breakfast is not exciting, ham, cheese, bread etc. No other negatives.
Postives - the hotel is 3 years old and is in excellent condition. It is very clean and the pool is good. Great views to the coast. There is a bar which serves snacks. Our room was on the top floor with a balcony and was spacious, clean and the bed was comfortable. There is a fridge for water and beers.
Skala is a nice town, not too much nightlife, not ideal for stag-do's and lads holidays! Loads of good traditional tavernas through to Italians and modern restaurants on the beach road. Lots of shops open in the evening. The beach is sand and shingle with watersports available.
We hired a car from the airport - the roads are pretty ropey (poor surface but great hairpin bends and dirt tracks!!). Having a car is a must, we discovered some amazing beaches including Coroni Beach which is stunning. Kaminia beach is 3 km from Skala towards Argostoli, we went here most days. The beach is sandy, the sea crystal clear and there is an awesome kantina run by a Bristish lady which serves great burgers.
We met lots of couples who were on return trips to the island, and we will be doing the same. The hotel and the island were great and we had a wonderful holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Livadaki Village Hotel is located near Skala, (900 m.) on top of a hill, away from noise and traffic, yet close enough to reach the beach on foot(600 m.). It has been built in grounds planted with olive trees, flowers and vegetables, with great views of the Ionian Sea and the mainland. Its architectural style brings memories of the traditional atmosphere of old Kefalonia, while it offers all modern facilities.There are two suites, and 23 twin/double rooms, 7 triple rooms, with sea view or garden view balconies or terraces, nicely furnished, beds with anatomical matresses, satelite TV, direct dial telephone, internet access, fridge, air con, WC, shower.Lounge with great views, satelite TV, Bar, snack bar, reception, free WF, library. Extended verandas where breakfast is served in the morning, snacks and drinks later on. Breakfast is continental buffet style.Pool with great views, with children's section and jacuzzi, with sun beds and parasols around.Parking Area.Small, picturesque chapel on top of the hill,with great views, nice for marriage ceremonies ... more less